Steps to a Successful CEO Search and Succession
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Steps to a Successful CEO Search and Succession

a red paper swan with several white paper swans By: Jackie Eder-Van Hook and Bob Corlett

Associations that plan for executive succession can identify roles and responsibilities needed to ensure a smooth transition. The planning process should include your outgoing CEO, who can be an essential partner in the search for a successor.

After working hard for many years, CEOs certainly don't want to leave their legacy up to chance. With some advance planning, associations can avoid common pitfalls in the CEO selection process, significantly improve the search committee's understanding of what factors to consider, and dramatically reduce their risk of making a hiring mistake....